CHANGE IN RATINGS
upgraded at Citigroup: CPO was upgraded to Buy, Citigroup said. $31 price target. Odds are increasing of another HFCS price increase in 2007. Maintaining above-consensus earnings estimates.
downgraded at Citigroup: DIS was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Citigroup said. $32 price target. Stock has made a good rally, and the company could struggle to achieve 2007 earnings estimates. Park attendance could be soft, on a difficult comparison from the 50-year anniversary promotion.
upgraded at Merrill: GENZ was upgraded to Buy, Merrill Lynch said. $74 price target. Company could post weak second quarter results, as competition is heating up. Recent acquisition could also dilute earnings.
upgraded at Jefferies: Jefferies said it is upgrading GLBC to Hold from Underperform due to the company's improved liquidity position and expected positive 2007 EBITDA. Price Target of $20.
Public Service Enterprise
downgraded at Citigroup: PEG was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Citigroup said, $68 price target. Still waiting on approval for the EXC deal, which will no longer be binding after June 20.
upgraded at Morgan Stanley: Morgan Stanley said it is raising its rating on PMCS to Equalweight from Underweight. Management has so far successfully implemented a diversification plan leveraging the company's core competencies and, when combined with the recent improvement in its valuation, offers a balanced risk/reward.
downgraded at Deutsche: TLAB was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $17 price target. Estimates also raised, though the bar is set very high for the second half of the year. Could also lose some VZ market share in 2007.
downgraded at CIBC: WCG was downgraded to Sector Perform, CIBC said. Stock has reached the $50 price target, and is trading at an 18% premium to its peers.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES
estimates raised at Prudential: Prudential said it is raising its 2007 estimates on CTSH by 8 cents to $1.93 a share due to increased confidence in demand. Maintained Overweight rating.
estimates raised at Goldman: Goldman said it is increasing its estimates on HANS for the full year to $5 a share from $4.89 a share. Maintained Outperform rating.
outlook lowered at Goldman: Goldman said it is lowering its estimates on LTR for the full year to $3.53 a share from $3.55 a share. Maintained Inline rating.
estimates lowered at Jefferies: Jefferies said it is lowering its 2006 estimates on PENN by 3 cents to $2.05 after the governor of Illinois signed a bill mandating an additional 3% tax on adjusted gross revenues for casinos. Reiterated Hold rating and price target of $43.75.
outlook slashed at Goldman: Goldman said it is lowering its estimates on RSH for 2006 to 70 cents a share from 83 cents a share. Maintained Inline rating.
STRATEGY CALLS / MARKET CALLS
CSFB raises its 2006 and 2007 estimates on Aluminum, Nickel and Copper:CSFB raised its estimates on PD, N, AL, FCX, and AA. Sees nickel, copper and aluminum prices higher in 2006 and 2007.